WHEREAS, in line with the government's policy of encouraging investments, both domestic and foreign, and more active public participation in the affairs of private corporations and enterprises through which desirable activities may be pursued for the promotion of economic development; and to promote a wider and more meaningful equitable distribution of wealth, there is a need for an agency of the government to be invested with ample powers to protect such investment and the public;
WHEREAS, to achieve these national objectives, it is necessary to reorganize and restructure the Securities and Exchange Commission to make it a more potent, responsive and effective arm of the government to help in the implementation of these programs and to play a more active role in national-building;
WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable to professionalize such agency by investing it with adequate powers so that it could avail itself of the services of highly technical and qualified men in the government service;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Republic
the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the
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Sec. 2. That the Commission shall be a collegial body composed of a Chairman and two (2) Associate Commissioners who shall be appointed by the President and the tenure of the office of each member shall be seven (7) years: Provided, however, That the Chairman and the Members of the Commission first appointed by the President shall serve for a period of seven (7) years, five (5) years and three (3) years, as fixed in their respective appointments: Provided, further, That upon the expiration of his term, a Member shall serve as such until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified: and Provided, Finally, that no vacancy shall be filled except for the unexpired portion of the term. The Chairman shall receive an annual salary of Fifty Thousand (P50,000.00) Pesos and a monthly allowance of Two Thousand (P2,000.00) Pesos and each Member shall receive an annual salary of Forty-Two Thousand Five Hundred (P42,500.00) Pesos and a monthly commutable allowance of One Thousand Five Hundred (P1,500.00) Pesos.
The Commission shall meet as often as may be necessary on such day or days as the Chairman may fix. The notice of the meeting shall be given to all members of the Commission and the presence of at least two (2) shall constitute a quorum. In the absence of the Chairman, the more senior associate commissioner shall act as presiding officer of the meeting.
The Chairman shall have the general executive control, direction and supervision of the work and operation of the Commission and of its members, bodies, boards, personnel and all of its administrative business.
There shall be a Secretary of the Commission, under the control and direction of the Chairman, who shall be in charge of all the administrative business of the Commission and shall perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned to him. He shall be the recorder and official reporter of the proceedings of the Commission and shall have authority to administer oath in all matters coming under the jurisdiction of the Commission. He shall be the custodian of all records, profiles, reports, minutes and other documents and papers filed with the Commission or entrusted to his care and shall be responsible therefor to the Commission.
There shall be an Executive Director of the Commission who shall be responsible for the effective implementation of the policies, rules and standards promulgated by the Commission, to coordinate and supervise the activities of the different operating units; to report to the Chairman the operations of such units; to report to the Chairman the operations of such units; and to perform such functions as may be assigned to him by the Chairman and/or by Commission. The position of the Executive Director is hereby declared primarily confidential in nature.
Sec. 3. The Commission shall have absolute jurisdiction, supervision and control over all corporations, partnerships or associations, who are the grantees of primary franchise and/or a license or permit issued by the government to operate in the Philippines; and in the exercise of its authority, it shall have the power to enlist the aid and support of any and all enforcement agencies of the government, civil or military.
Sec. 4. The Commission shall reorganize and restructure the present staff and personnel of the agency. The proposed staffing pattern of the Commission with the corresponding salary scale, attached as Annex "A" is hereby approved: Provided, That except as to the technical staff and such other positions as the Commission, with the approval of the President, may declare to be highly technical, policy-determining or primarily confidential, all positions in the Commission are subject to the Civil Service Law and Rules.
Sec. 5. In addition to the regulatory and adjudicative functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission over corporations, partnerships and other forms of associations registered with it as expressly granted under existing laws and decrees, it shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving.
(a) Devices or schemes employed by or any acts, of the board of directors, business associates, its officers or partnership, amounting to fraud and misrepresentation which may be detrimental to the interest of the public and/or of the stockholder, partners, members of associations or organizations registered with the Commission;Sec. 6. In order to effectively exercise such jurisdiction, the Commission shall possess the following powers:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
(a) To issue preliminary or permanent injunctions, whether prohibitory or mandatory, in all cases in which it has jurisdiction, and in which cases the pertinent provisions of the Rules of Court shall apply;In the exercise of the foregoing authority and jurisdiction of the Commission, hearings shall be conducted by the Commission or by a Commissioner or by such other bodies, boards, committees and/or any officer as may be created or designated by the Commission for the purpose. The decision, ruling or order of any such Commissioner, bodies, boards, committees and/or officer may be appealed to the Commission sitting en banc within thirty (30) days after receipt by the appellant of notice of such decision, ruling or order. The Commission shall promulgate rules of procedures to govern the proceedings, hearings and appeals of cases falling within its jurisdiction.
The aggrieved party may appeal the order, decision or ruling of the Commission sitting en banc to the Supreme Court by petition for petition for review in accordance with the pertinent provisions of the Rules of Court.
Sec. 7. The Commission is authorized to recommend to the President the revision, alteration, amendment or adjustment of the charges and fees, which by law, it is authorized to collect.
Sec. 8. With the approval of the President, the Commission is further authorized to create additional positions as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions and intents of this Decree.
Sec. 9. So much amount as may be needed to implement the provisions of this Decree taken from the income of the Commission not to exceed twenty-five per cent (25%) thereof and any unexpended balance in the current appropriation is hereby authorized to be appropriated.
Sec. 10. When the exigency of the service so requires and with the approval of the President, funds may be set aside from the appropriation provided for the Commission and/or from the fees collected under existing laws, decrees, rules and regulations to defray expenses to be incurred by the Commission.
Sec. 11. The Commission shall submit an annual report to the President of the Philippines not later than January 31 of each year with such recommendations as may be necessary.
Sec. 12. All laws, executive orders, decrees, rules and regulations or parts thereof, contrary to or inconsistent with the provision of this Decree are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
decree shall take effect immediately.